Do you ever feel like your friends and family have “taken” all of your favorite venues? As a wedding designer and planner in NYC, Natalie at Leilani Weddings hears this from prospective clients ALL the time! She shares with us: The couples I usually work with crave a wedding that’s stylish, elegant, and tasteful—yet unique, a little out of the box, and non-traditional. There are two solutions: the first is to have a destination wedding, the second is to take one of the city’s beautiful event spaces and transform it in a way that hasn’t been done before.
And the latter, my friends, is the route we’re showing you today! Just because you think all the “good” venues are taken doesn’t mean you can’t turn another location into a prime spot! Case in point: Natalie transformed Brooklyn Winery into the ultimate boho paradise for today’s wedding inspiration. Mixing the urban elements of the winery with tons of brilliant blooms, the space came alive with magic.
Let’s take a look at all the creative goodness Brian David Weddings captured!
The day featured bountiful blooms, so naturally Ink & Honey added floral illustrations to the invitation suite!
What a lovely mix of dresses! Want to see more ways to mix and match bridesmaid dresses?
How’s that for a floral hairpiece? Here are more Floral Creations You Can Rock In Lieu of a Bouquet!
Off-the-shoulder and oh-so SULTRY!! Who else is in love with that Grace Loves Lace gown?
The Whimsical Ceremony Space
We are ALL for hanging floral installations, and this one by Designs by Ahn is a serious MASTERPIECE.
Seriously can’t stop looking at this space! From the way the chairs surround the couple to the candles on the ground to that floral installation…love, love, LOVE!
Oh, and about the killer ensembles they keep changing up? Yep, we’re definitely crushing on these looks!
The groom is looking so suave in his Stitch & Tie suit.
Making use of the floral installation from the wedding “in the round,” the team brought in the hues seen above for the gorgeous floral centerpieces. We love the way they deepened the palette and added in that dark blue! It makes everything feel richer, don’t you think?
Living in New York City, we don’t experience much nature on a regular basis, so it was also beautiful to be able to bring so much of it into an intensely urban space in the middle of Williamsburg.
Along with a team of amazing NYC vendors, we turned the winery into a bohemian paradise bursting with blooms, animal sculptures, color, textures, and even live Parisian jazz by Nuage Rhythm.
To top it off, there was this darling confectionary delight courtesy of Nine Cakes.
According to the Brooklyn Winery team, no weddings like this had ever been executed at the venue, which really goes to show that you can always find a fresh take on a popular space—and that your wedding can feel worlds apart from the one your buddy had two years ago in the same place!
What a way to transform a space, right?! For more blissful bohemian styling, check out this clip from Rima Brindamour:
photography: Brian David Weddings // venue name: Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn, New York, USA // event design: Natalie Faye Fern at Leilani Weddings // planning: Natalie Faye Fern at Leilani Weddings // florals: Designs by Ahn // wedding dress: Grace Loves Lace // bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo // getting ready robes: Jenny Yoo // hair stylist: Sally Monterossa at Boho Hair Salon // makeup artist: Meg Rianne // groom attire: Stitch & Tie // videography: Rima Brindamour // paper goods: Ink & Honey // calligraphy: Ink & Honey // catering: Brooklyn Winery // cake: Nine Cakes // tabletop rentals: Elite Tent & Party Rental // furniture rentals: Elite Tent & Party Rental // linen rentals: BBJ Linen // music: Nuage Rhythm // models: Duan Mackenzie, Jino Oguns, Lauren Casarona and Lexi McGee // lighting: Universal Light & Sound